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26-04-2016 - - Veterinary - 0 comments
Nurse Awareness Month - May

Our nurse team performs a hugely important role for your pets and is a key part of the Veterinary Hospital team, whether performing roles as Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses or as animal nursing assistants. Here are just some of those duties for which they are responsible:

  • Caring for in-patients, which includes taking bloods, placing catheters, administering Medications, intensive monitoring and TLC 
  •  Assisting veterinary surgeons with emergency admissions throughout the night
  •  Taking X-rays and assisting with ultrasonography
  •  Monitoring anaesthesia and provision of surgical support in theatre
  •  Assisting Vets in consultations 
  •  Laboratory work
  •  Running nurse clinics including Nail Clipping, Weight Clinics and Bunny Checks
  •  Running our Free Puppy Parties 
  •  Communicating with owners while their pets are in our care

Did you know?

A Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) is regulated by the RCVS and is bound by a strict code of professional conduct.

 An RVN must complete a minimum amount of 45 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) over 3 years.

Our RVN team wears a bottle green uniform, while our Student Veterinary Nurses wear stripes.

Our animal nursing assistants wear blue. Our current RVNs have 42 years of qualified experience between them

Nursing at The George

What's involved in becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse?

We are a training practice for Student Nurses

Our Student Nurses attend college every week ensuring practical experience is underpinned with theoretical learning

In addition, every Student Nurse has a RVN clinical coach to mentor and assist their progress

Our Students benefit from seeing a wide and varied caseload across our 3 locations

Dedicated study time is provided while at work for students to work through modules towards exams

After passing final exams, nurses must register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - it takes a minimum of two years for a student to qualify 

Our current students are Alex W and Alice; Sophie and  Alex T also begin college later this year and so we will have four students in the team 


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